After Juan Monaco had wrist surgery in August, it took him six months to return to the ATP World Tour. It's taken him only two months to return to hoisting trophies. Monaco won his second Houston title on Sunday, overcoming his own late nerves and some early firepower from American Jack Sock to win 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 during the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship final.
For Roger Federer, who had been sidelined since the Australian Open, a series of unfortunate events has its silver lining. Federer said on Sunday during his pre-tournament press conference at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.